Monro, Alexander, primus

Scope and Content

MS volume of Alexander Monro primus' History of Anatomy 1747

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Monro primus was born in 1697, and was the founder of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He held the Chair in Anatomy at University of Edinburgh, and was succeeded by his son and then by his grandson. He died in 1767.


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Acquisition Information

T. Walmsley, May 1981


The handwriting is thought not to be Monro's. A manuscript History of Anatomy known to be in Monro's hand is held by the University of Otago, and a microfilm copy is available in Edinburgh University Library.

Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

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Custodial History



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